Brandon Belt 1B SF 3 days ago

Belt is out of the lineup Wednesday, the San Jose Mercury News' Alex Pavlovic reports.

This is more about getting Buster Posey a second straight day off from catching than giving Belt the day off, but with Posey at first base, Belt has nowhere else to go. He will likely be used in a pinch-hit situation if one arises, and should be back in the lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Brandon Belt 1B SF 5 days ago

Belt (groin) returned to the starting lineup Sunday, going 1-for-4 with an RBI in the loss to San Diego.

There were no reports of Belt suffering a setback, and he should resume his role as the team's everyday first baseman and cleanup hitter.

Brandon Belt 1B SF 6 days ago

Belt (groin) will start Sunday against the Padres.

Belt missed the past four games with a groin injury. Buster Posey took over first base while he was injured. Barring a re-injury, he should continue to start for the Giants.

Brandon Belt 1B SF 1 week ago

Belt (groin) could start Sunday but Monday is a more likely return date, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

It's good to hear that Belt is nearing a return, and he should be an option for owners in weekly leagues next week. Buster Posey got the start at first base Friday.

Brandon Belt 1B SF 1 week ago

Belt (groin) remains out of the lineup Friday, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

He will miss his third straight game Friday as his groin is clearly still bothering him. Buster Posey will get the start at first base with Hector Sanchez starting at catcher. Consider Belt questionable for Saturday's game in San Diego.

Brandon Belt 1B SF 1 week ago

Belt (groin) will not start Thursday, but he is feeling even better than he did the day before, Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Belt continues to make progress after suffering a strained groin in Tuesday's game. It's not exactly clear when he will return to the lineup, but he figures to be available off the bench Thursday, and could start again as soon as Friday.

Brandon Belt 1B SF 1 week ago

Belt (groin) remains out of the lineup Thursday against the Padres, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

A groin strain, suffered Tuesday night, has clouded Belt's short-term availability, but he was able to take some swings in the cages Wednesday and the fact that he's listed on the lineup card as a reserve again suggests he is not in immediate danger of landing on the DL. Joaquin Arias will draw the start at first base and bat eighth Thursday while Brandon Crawford moves up to the five-hole.

Brandon Belt 1B SF 1 week ago

Belt (groin) took 25 swings in a batting cage Wednesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Belt was not listed in Wednesday's starting lineup, but this work on the side is good news for fantasy owners hoping he can avoid a DL stint. He may not have been completely pain-free, but Belt doesn't seem to expect that this ailment will stop him from swinging a bat at full speed. Consider the lefty day-to-day until further notice, however.

Brandon Belt 1B SF 1 week ago

Belt (groin) is out of the Giants' lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reports.

While the results of Belt's MRI have not been disclosed, he is listed on Wednesday's lineup card as a reserve, suggesting a move to the DL is not imminent. Belt was removed from Tuesday's game with what's been labeled a groin strain, but said afterward that he doesn't think it's "too bad." Buster Posey will move out to first base in his absence while Casey McGehee moves up to the five-hole in the batting order.

Brandon Belt 1B SF 1 week ago

Belt will have an MRI on his strained groin. "I just don't think it's too bad right now in my opinion," he told Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News.

Belt says he can lift his legs and jog, so there's hope this may not sidelined him long and he can avoid the DL. However, the need for an MRI isn't a good sign.